The 10 Best Games to Score Easy Xbox 360 Achievement Points

Embarrassed by the paltry amount of Achievement Points you have? These games will help you double your Gamerscore in a mere weekend or two.

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

(Ubisoft)
The current undisputed king of easy

Achievement Points. Insert this disc into your 360, and the damn thing starts

coughing up points faster than you cough up singles at

Flashdancers.
Time required: About four

hours
Brace yourself for: Turtles shouting

“booyah!” again and again (and again).
Challenge

factor:
1/5

2. Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The

Official Game of the Movie (Ubisoft)
The former champ of

easy-pickings Achievement Points has been demoted one ranking by the cushy
TMNT—but by only the slimmest of

margins.
Time required: Six

hours
Brace yourself for: Those

skivvy-soiling confrontations with the game’s

V-Rex.
Challenge factor: 2/5

3. GUN
(Activision)
One of the most underrated games of all

time—why aren’t more video games set in the Old West, for Christ’s sake?
GUN features a bathtub scene with a hooker, an expert

safe-cracker named Soapy, and some of the softest Achievement Points this side

of Dodge City.
Time required: Around 10

hours
Brace yourself for: The game’s

frustrating try-and-die boss fights.
Challenge

factor:
4/5

4. Fuzion Frenzy 2

(Microsoft)
This game is known as a “party game,” which

means you’re supposed to invite a bunch of your friends over and talk crap as

you play through a host of minigames. We tried this with a group of our friends,

but they weren’t enjoying themselves. So they threw a blanket over the smallest

person at the party and beat him mercilessly. Thankfully, the disc’s 14

Achievements are even less challenging than filling out an MLB All-Star

ballot.
Time required: Two to three

hours
Brace yourself for: The game’s

cheese-ball announcer.
Challenge factor:

2/5

5. Madden NFL 06 (EA

Sports)
You want 400 of the easiest points you’re ever

going to earn? Madden 06 will give them up only if you

complete 30 years in the game’s Franchise mode. Sound daunting? It’s not. Just

sim your way through those 30 years, you daffy

bastard.
Time required: Start the simming

at dusk, and the points will be yours by dawn.
Brace

yourself for:
Having to look at cover boy Donnie McNabb, whose

’06 season ended prematurely with a hernia. Long live the Madden

curse!
Challenge factor:1/5

6. Rayman Raving Rabbids

(Ubisoft)
Warning: Like Fuzion Frenzy

2,
this is yet another collection of minigames. Only this one was

originally designed for the Wii, but was ported over the Xbox 360 anyway. The

minigames really suck without the Wiimote, but man up and fight your way through

the 360 version anyway, and you’ll find a thousand easy-as–Tara Reid Achievement

Points added onto your Gamerscore.
Time

required:
Around three or four hours
Brace

yourself for:
Trying to use the 360’s Vision Camera to play the

game is an act of futility.
Challenge

factor:
2/5

7. Condemned: Criminal Origins

(Sega)
Achievement Points are generally easier to earn

on the 360’s early launch titles. Case in point: The semiobscure survival horror

gem Condemned. Download an FAQ off the Net and find the

hidden birds in all 10 chapters of the game for a massive influx of

pointage.
Time required: Around eight

hours
Brace yourself for: Beating

crackheads to death with a steel pipe. You should have listened to Nancy “Just

Say No” Reagan, you sweet fool!
Challenge

factor:
4/5

8. UNO (Xbox Live

Arcade)
Unlike most of the card games we enjoy playing,

this one does not involve anyone taking off your clothes. No matter.
UNO still offers up 200 of the easiest points you’ll ever

earn.
Time required: Around two

hours
Brace yourself for: Suffering an
UNO beat down online courtesy of

SaltLakeGranny07.
Challenge factor:

2/5

9. NBA 2K6 (2K

Sports)
This is last year’s pro-baller offering from 2K,

so you’ll need to hunt for it in your store’s cheapie bin. Trust us, it’s worth

the effort. Getting 20 rebounds in a game earns you a solid 200 points.
Maxim Pro Hint: Using Shaq to grab those rebounds makes this

already easy Achievement even easier.
Time

required:
About an hour
Brace yourself

for:
Some of the most hideous, low-resolution cheerleaders ever

seen in a sports game. Seriously, these girls look like they should be cheering

for SUNY Binghamton, not the Lakers.
Challenge

factor:
3/5

10. College Hoops 2K6 (2K

Sports)
Yes, this is another sports game from 2K. And

yes, the Achievement Points are easy to grab here, too. Apparently, no one was

minding the candy store at 2K last year when they were cooking up these 360

Achievements. Scoring 40 points in a game with a single player earns you a nifty

250 points.
Time required: About an

hour
Brace yourself for: Greg Gumbel’s

terrible lip-synching. Seriously, a Jackie Chan movie has more convincing

dubbing than this.
Challenge factor:

3/5

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